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swfinstitute.org December 11, 2017

Fintech Affirm Raises $200m In Series E Led By Singapore's Gic | Swfi - Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Affirm Inc., a financial technology firm which provides instant loans to consumers as an alternative to credit cards for their online shopping, has raised US$ 200 million in a Series E round lead by Singapore’s GIC Private Limited, with participation from Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and Ribbit Capital. The new […]
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prnewswire.com 47 minutes ago

Cryptocurrency Index Fund Manager Bitwise Raises $4m In Seed Round

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitwise Asset Management is announcing the launch of its first-of-its-kind cryptocurrency index fund, the Bitwise HOLD 10 Private Index Fund, as well as the conclusion of a successful $4M seed round with strong institutional backing from many we...
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swfinstitute.org 1 hour, 27 minutes ago

Temasek Participates In Series D Round In Chinese Mafengwo Travel Platform | Swfi - Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Chinese social travel platform Mafengwo has raised US$ 133 million in a Series D funding round with aid from new investors, including private equity investor General Atlantic, tourism-centric Ocean Link, the Yuantai Changqing venture capital fund, Hopu Investment Management, and Singapore's Temasek Holdings. Existing investors Capital Today, Qiming Venture Partners, and Hillhouse Capital also participated [...]
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vcnewsdaily.com 2 hours, 47 minutes ago

Genxcomm Completes $7m Series A Funding

AUSTIN, TX, GenXComm today announced the initial closing of a $7 million Series A investment round.
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forbes.com 3 hours, 7 minutes ago

Russian Hedge Fund Manager: Icos Are Dead

What will 2018 bring for the blockchain and its principal sources of funding? : A Russian hedge fund manager told me Tuesday that he thinks the whole initial coin offering (ICO) phenom that made hundreds of tech nerds millionaires yet again...is over in 2018. They are "on their way out", he said. ICOs were all the rage this year as start-ups avoided the traditional venture capital route and went straight to the cryptocurrency market and crowdfunded their projects, often by issuing their own digital tokens available on cryptocurrency trading platforms.
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venturebeat.com 3 hours, 27 minutes ago

Manticore Games Raises $15m For Multiplayer Gaming From Benchmark Capital | Gamesbeat

Manticore Games, a startup founded by former Zynga and Electronic Arts executives, has raised $15 million from Benchmark Capital. That's a hefty amount to invest in a new studio, but the round was led by Mitch Lasky, a former Activision and Jamdat Mobile game maker, who is now a general partner at Benchmark, which is [...]
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venturebeat.com 3 hours, 27 minutes ago

How 34 Illinois Tech Organizations Are Working To Close The Diversity Gap

GUEST: Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn't significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in [...]
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businesswire.com 9 hours, 57 minutes ago

Prosper Appoints Claire Huang To Board Of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prosper today announced the appointment of Claire Huang, former CMO of J.P. Morgan, to its board of directors.
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prnewswire.co.uk 14 hours, 12 minutes ago

Autoliv Concludes Strategic Review And Prepares For Spin-off Of Its Electronics Segment

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has concluded its strategic review and decided to prepare for a spin-off of its Electronics business segment,...
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chinamoneynetwork.com 14 hours, 17 minutes ago

China Online Travel Service Platform Mafengwo Raises $133m From General Atlantic, Temasek - China Money Network

Beijing-based travel service platform Mafengwo has raised a US$133 million series D round from General Atlantic, Temasek, Chinese private equity firm Ocean Link, Chinese venture capital fund Yuantai Changqing fund, and Houpu Investment Management, a private equity firm founded by former Goldman Sachs China Partner Fang Fenglei. Existing investors including Capital Today, Hillhouse Capital and Qiming Ventures Partners participated in the round, according to an internal letter reported by local media. As of publication, Mafengwo had not responded to a request ... China Online Travel Service Platform Mafengwo Raises $133M From General Atlantic, Temasek appeared first on China Money Network.
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prnewswire.com 14 hours, 22 minutes ago

Autoliv Concludes Strategic Review And Prepares For Spin-off Of Its Electronics Segment

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has concluded its strategic review and decided to prepare for a spin-off of its Electronics business segment,...
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